A16 Rockridge

4.2
1921 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
***A16 OAK requires all guests to wear masks upon entering the venue. We will begin requiring proof of vaccination as of August 17, 2021 in order to dine inside of the restaurant.

To prioritize safety for all, and to adhere to Alameda County guidelines for outdoor and indoor dining:
1. Employees are verbally screened daily to ensure they are in good health and without COVID symptoms
2. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and at multiple locations
3. Face coverings are required at all times unless you are eating or drinking
4. Guests must be seated at tables to consume food or beverages

We are committed to providing you and our staff with a safe environment by adhering to all guidelines provided by local authorities. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to dine with you soon. Stay safe!***

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $105.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Buon San Valentino! SPUNTINO steak tartare, white truffle, croccantini ANTIPASTI calamari and ceci salad, nduja, seaweed, preserved meyer lemon, chicory PIZZA black truffle, crema di cipolla, wild mushrooms, fior di latte SECONDI acqua pazza, cod, mussels, clams, shrimp fregola, salmoriglio DOLCE mascarpone cheesecake, lemon, pomegranate, meringue A 20% gratuity will automatically be added to each check in order to offer “fair” wages and benefits. We are paying both the front and back of the house an equitable hourly wage

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1921 people are saying
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vipJonathan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and Service were good, pizza was amazing, the rest was average

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vipMelindaH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carlo is the best! He really cared about making our experience great - making sure the heater was working well, and that we had everything we needed - he made our night!

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Philbo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quiet spot near the door that allowed us to have a private conversation. The service was outstanding and the food memorable.

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viphannahh
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a nice time sitting outside. It was well lit and there were heat lamps. The food was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious New Year’s Eve dinner, nice and warm ambiance. Definitely worth it. Thank you!

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice spot with very good service. Loved the pizza and salad. Found the tomato sauce in the pork meatballs dish pretty underwhelming. Disappointed that they ran out of two of the sides, but it was a late seating on New Year's Eve. I'd happily go back again.

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vipWayneB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food as always!!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was poor and the restuarant was cramped and cold...candidly the nicest experience was chatting to the couple sat next to us. Disappointing compared with our prior dining expereince there a few years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious as always, but the service was not what I have come to expect from A16.

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LDE123
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not what it used to be, and I used to go all the time. The menu on the website is different than the actual menu (we drove from San Francisco to Rockridge for the fried olives and Montanara pizza specifically, which they didn’t have). The service was slow and inattentive, and the pizzas were cold by the time they got to the table. Unfortunately I think this will have been my last time at A16.

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oakland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad food, bad service, and overpriced. Scissors to cut up your pizza? Top 10 most annoying and pretentiou things I have seen at a restaurant.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food was fine. Servers were kind. But it is absolutely freezing in there. It's a big open space with high ceilings. If their furnace is broken or something like that, they should explain it to their patrons in some way. It made the night uncomfortable.

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Rman
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Freezing cold. Mediocre service. Limited menu. Limited cocktails from bar. $37 salmon was sub-par. Server was too frequently unavailable. Budino was very disappointing. AND, restaurant decides that I will tip 20%.

A16 used to be a dependable neighborhood option. No longer. Exceptionally poor value. I will not be back anytime soon.

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CalC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have been to A16 before for regular service and like it a lot. This visit was for Christmas Eve "Feast of Seven Fishes." Every delicious course was outstanding and abundant; in fact, we brought home enough food for Christmas Day Dinner. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only thing I would ding them on this trip was serving the courses out of order. But coming out of two years of pandemic, that's a quibble.

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Reachelsa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We did the feast of the 7 fishes prix fixe on Cmas eve. The food and wine pairings were all mixed up and out of order. 2.5 hours in we were still waiting for 3 more courses without any food for 40+ minutes. What did come out was lukewarm and rubbery. We ended up just getting our check because we couldn’t wait anymore. The server was apologetic and ended up not charging us for the food.

I know it’s a busy time of year but there’s no excuse when it’s a prix fixe and they know exactly what is being served so should be way more prepared. The restaurant wasn’t even full. Super disappointed but glad they tried to compensate. It made for a good story to go to McD after a meal like this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for the Xmas eve 7 fishes experience and it was such a mess. Courses came out all mixed up. We often went without wine. Food was sometimes cold. Very under seasoned. The waitress was very apologetic but didn’t actually do anything.

It was freeeezing inside too. Just not a pleasant experience. One course was completely inedible. Super disappointed for $350 dinner with wine pairing.

Haven’t been before and would maybe come back. They got too ambitious and it felt like they tried to do a 7 course meal for ease but since it’s not the norm, the execution really suffered.

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vipBirthdaygirl
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Seven fishes was amazing! Loved the salt cod balls in a rich tomato sauce with golden raisins and capers. Amazing! My family was raving still today over the menu. Well done A-16!

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DougF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I had the Feast of Seven Fishes. Much more food than I could eat, so I brought a lot home.
Decent food, but more salt than I'm used to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

We went for the feast of 7 fishes event and were disappointed with the inconsistency of the quality of food and the level of service especially for the high fixed prices including the mandatory 20% tip.

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ErinC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal outside to celebrate my birthday. The food and drinks were amazing as was the service.

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Ella81
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service staff (extra points for dealing with the rain) and great, reliably good tasting food. Great wine and cocktail selection and the outdoor parklets are very nice.

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Shorty
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The service was good; there was one waitress for a large room and there were 2 tables with 8 or more people at each. Those people were loud and shouting to be heard over the noise.
The pizza did not have much topping (mushroom or sausage), the escarole salad did not have escarole (seemed like iceberg lettuce) and the arugula salad had very little dressing. Burrata appetizer was the best part of our meal.

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AlanL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service were very good. Unfortunately, the furnace was not working in the space on a cold Friday night requiring most people to wear their coats inside. The cold was very uncomfortable diminishing what was otherwise a nice evening.

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juan
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

cold inside. food was ok, seemed VERY expensive for what we ordered. one calamari, one pizza, 4 drinks. $165.

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BillG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a very pleasant Anniversary dinner.

The food was excellent with larger portions than I remember in the past. The service was stellar!

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vipLunara
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last couple of visits to Oakland A16 have been better than ever. Delicious food, great service, an upbeat atmosphere. I've fallen in love with the Racchetta pizza, made with pumpkin and walnuts and a handle filled with Ricotta cheese. And the kale salad with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds was somehow made to have mellow kale. My friend had a steak which was cooked to perfection with a crown of crispy mushrooms. The contorni bowl of squash was cooked to slightly caramelized sweetness with an oven grilled edge. We walked away deliciously satisfied and the portions were ample enough we had lots to bring home. Highly recommended.

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Charlie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved A16--food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Eh. We used to love this place. It took more than 45 minutes to get our pizzas. Big party in back. Not enough servers up front. Plus the place was FREEZING. and that was inside.

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vipRuthS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not easy to take a gluten free, dairy free friend to dine on Italian food, but it's totally possible at A16. My friend had salmon with delicata squash. We had brussel sprouts and calamari to start.

We had an Open Table coupon issue that was resolved in a gracious way. I really appreciated the manager stepping in to assist us.

I'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

FYI when booking: outdoor seating for 2 is at bar stools and small high top tables that would barely fit pizza.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have to say I was disappointed. We've eaten at A16 many times over the years and its always been great. Really great actually. But something is different now. I know they've had a large pizza offering and maybe this is my fault for not knowing, but when did they turn into a pizza (mostly) restaurant? On a Saturday night they were only offering 3 entrees other than pizza? Really?? Our waitress didn't seem to know what was on the menu and couldn't tell us about the steak that was offered, other than to say it's "a small steak". hmm. We started with a couple cocktails and my girlfriend ordered a martini with extra olives. It arrived w/ 3 olives, and was undrinkable. We had been looking forward to another wonderful meal at A16, but not pizza. We decided to cut our losses, so before ordering dinner, we asked for the check. Two cocktails $30.00 plus the 20% gratuity that they add to the bill. Whatever! I wasn't surprised because I saw it on the menu, but it does leave you with a bit of a negative feeling for a party of two. Just charge extra $ for the food if that's what you're going to do. Also, and BTW, the undrinkable martini, we did ask for extra olives and they brought 3 and charged us $2.00 for "extra olives". I wish A16 the best and I hope they can turn their slide around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

While our server was great the time it took to get out dinner was incredibly slow. We sat down at 6:55 and finished at 9:40. It took forever to get appetizers and the main dish (one of them was incorrect). Also we were in the back room and it was so loud we couldn’t hear each other. Very disappointed in our experience there.

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vipShelleyT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were absolutely spectacular. Great value and really creative menu items. Super fresh super seasonal. Dynamic wine was nice to see rare Italians on the list

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rubenr
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night. The place was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We had a very nice time

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vipAmelie
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been since Covid started, was pleasantly surprised to see so much activity in and outside of the restaurant. The holiday decor was lovely as well. We sat in the back room which was very private and they added extra candles around our table. Really accommodating and romantic. The burrata appetizer was delicious, the escarole salad had the perfect dressing and crunchy nuts. We split a Blanca pizza and added anchovies, amazing. Great wine choices and fun cocktail and beer menu. Had a really wonderful night and felt like we were in another country for dinner. Oh, and the Spotify playlist was awesome Ursula 1000 radio. Check this restaurant out, you’ll be happy you did.

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SethK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pizza rules. Just felt uncomfortable being in a back room with little ventilation these days.

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Kiranz
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the food was okay . I have had so much better at this place . Felt disappointed as my expectation was set from prior dining with them

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vipsarahf
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious. Wonderful server. Food delivery to table was horrible. Very very slow. Maybe due to all the takeout orders of pizza.

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DarcyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We’ve eaten here many times but this time seemed louder than the last the service not as great not as good of a selection on the menu and on top of it all an extra 20% automatically put on the bill. I know restaurants are struggling at the moment we are trying hard to patronize the places we like but I think it may be a while until we come back here.

MB
MelBerkeley
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal, outstanding pizza, fine wine, excellent service. Loved everything about it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A16 Rockridge using the Order Online button. A16 Rockridge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. A16 Rockridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 768-8003.

A16 Rockridge is rated 4.2 stars by 1921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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